DMPQ: India has lower quit rates for smoking.Comment

The International Commission to Reignite the Fight Against Smoking report was recently published. The report was prepared using secondary data from sources such as World Bank. Key Findings of the report   India has been ranked second in the number of smokers aged between 16 and 64 years. India is among the nations having lowest … Read more

DMPQ-What is Anti-Dumping duty. Discuss the implications of recently India Imposing antidumping duties on Chinese goods.

India has imposed anti-dumping duty on five Chinese products, including certain aluminium goods and some chemicals, for five years to guard local manufacturers from cheap imports from the neighbouring country. A remedy sanctioned by the WTO to protect a member country’s domestic industry from imports that have been priced at levels below those prevailing in … Read more

DMPQ-what are cyclones ? Mention the conditions required for the origin of Tropical Cyclone.

Cyclones are also termed atmospheric disturbances. When the velocity of winds increases to such an extent that they attain strong force, a cyclonic storm is formed. Cyclones are the centres of low pressure. They are surrounded by closed isobars having increasing pressure outward. The wind circulation is from outside towards the central low pressure. They … Read more

DMPQ-. Discuss the cultural, political and Economic aspects of Decolonisation of Africa.

It was the cultural, economic and political process through which colonies broke free from the colonial empires and integrated themselves to the new ‘world order’. Cultural Colonial empires were generally founded on principles of Racism and ‘right to rule’ over ‘inferior races’. These narratives had to be challenged. An image of benevolent and modernising influence … Read more

DMPQ-Write an essay on the issue of Gender Inequality by citing Global Gender Report, 2021.

Gender inequality is the social process by which men and women are not treated as equals. The treatment may arise from distinctions regarding biology, psychology, or cultural norms. Some of these distinctions are empirically-grounded while others appear to be socially constructed. The under-representation of women in the workforce is both a social and economic loss. … Read more

DMPQ-“India-Australia ‘ECTA’ (Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement) has the potential to transform Trade scenario in Indo-Pacific Region.” Examine.

India and Australia have signed a historic interim Economic Cooperation And Trade Agreement (INDAUS ECTA), which will give a fillip to India’s exports in the textiles, leather, gems, and jwellery sector Down Under. For India, the ECTA with Australia is the first agreement with a large developed economy of the world after more than a … Read more

DMPQ-Define Anticyclones. Discuss the different types of Anticyclones.

Anticyclones are centres of high pressure.They are surrounded by closed isobars having decreasing pressure outward.  The circulation is from central high pressure towards the periphery in such a way that air blows outwards in a clockwise direction in the Northern hemisphere and anticlockwise direction in the southern hemisphere. Due to Coriolis force, blowing winds are … Read more

DMPQ-Mention the major factors responsible for the end of European Colonialism

Nationalist movements Through the effects of westernisation and opening up, colonies acquired enlightened leadership and many developed strong nationalist movements. Most colonies were extensive police states. Massive unrest made them simply unviable. Second World War It weakened most European powers and they couldn’t keep up with the maintenance of their empires. The most powerful among … Read more

DMPQ-Do you agree that Govt should make laws to make Domestic work a paid work ?

Recently various parties in their manifestos promised various forms of payment to homemakers, thus putting the spotlight on the unpaid domestic work done by women. Women everywhere carry a disproportionately higher burden of unpaid work, namely, unpaid domestic services as well as unpaid care of children. Though this work contributes to overall well-being at the … Read more

DMPQ-Throw light on the features of Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill, 2022. Also mention the issues associated with it.

Recently, the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs introduced the Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill, 2022 in Lok Sabha with an objective to ensure more efficient and expeditious investigation of crime by the use of modern technology. It would allow the police and prison authorities to collect, store and analyse physical and biological samples, including … Read more

DMPQ-Critically evaluate the issue of merit-reservation binary.

The Supreme Court of India’s recent ruling on an all India quota deserves closer attention for a reason other than its impact on post graduate medical admissions. In a detailed order providing reasons for its ruling which upheld the Constitutional validity of reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in the All India Quota for National … Read more

DMPQ-Explain the phenomenon of Front formation. Also mention the different types of Front formation.

. It is an inclined zone along which two opposing air masses having contrasting characteristics in terms of air temperature humidity density pressure converged together.  An extensive transitional zone between two converging air masses is called a frontal zone. The frontal zone is inclined at a low angle to the Earth’s surface. It is also … Read more

DMPQ-Throw light on recent BIMSTEC summit. Examine the significance of BIMSTEC in the wake of disfunctioning of SAARC.

The economic and strategic significance of the Bay of Bengal is growing rapidly with a re-emergence of the idea of the ‘Indo-Pacific’ region.  The recently held fifth summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) has advanced the cause of regional cooperation and integration. As the BIMSTEC turns 25 … Read more

DMPQ-Explain the process of origin of Air masses. Also mention it’s impact on Global Climate.

Air mass is a large body of air having little horizontal variation in temperature and moisture.The air masses have a relatively uniform distribution of vertical gradients in their physical properties like temperature, pressure, and humidity. Air masses are formed in very particular surface and atmospheric conditions which are found only in a few areas of … Read more

DMPQ-Discuss the global shift in financial realm happening in the wake of Russia-Ukraine conflict.

The weaponization of trade, the imposition of sanctions and the exclusion from SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) by the US could trigger a faster de-dollarisation as countries displaying diplomatic and economic autonomy will be wary of using US-dominated global banking systems. The US dollar, which is the world’s reserve currency, can see a … Read more

DMPQ-“Pandemic induced Semiconductor Shortage presents a huge opportunity before India to become self reliant in this critical technology.” Discuss.

The pandemic has brought to the fore the fragility of the global supply chain of semiconductor manufacturing. The situation is exacerbated by the overdependence of the world on East Asia for fab manufacturing, the rising price of silicon, and the China-U.S. trade war. No wonder, countries are scampering to safeguard their interests by introducing attractive … Read more

DMPQ-Discuss the issues faced by India’s Urbanization.

Providing Affordable Housing The Covid-19 pandemic had brought to fore the plight of migrant workers in India. The reverse migration we saw, highlights the need to provide affordable living conditions to the workers, so that they are not compelled to migrate back in times of income uncertainties. Data show that around 25 per cent of … Read more

DMPQ-Explain Srilanka’s economic crisis. Throw light on the measures India is taking to help it’s neighbour.

The Sri Lankan economy has been facing a crisis owing to a serious Balance of Payments (BoP) problem. Its foreign exchange reserves are depleting rapidly and it is becoming increasingly difficult for the country to import essential consumption goods.  The current Sri Lankan economic crisis is the product of the historical imbalances in the economic … Read more

DMPQ-“The proposed amendments to the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) (Cadre) Rules of 1954 are making Indian federalism a combative federalism.” Explain.

The proposed amendments to the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) (Cadre) Rules of 1954 have triggered another round of conflict between the Centre and the States. The amendments proposed by the Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India, will take away the liberty of the States to deny consent for handing over civil servants for … Read more

DMPQ-Discuss the different types of permanent winds.

Permanent winds are also called invariable or planetary wind systems because they blow over larger areas of the earth. They blow in the same direction throughout the year. Trade Winds These flow from subtropical high-pressure belts to equatorial low-pressure belts in both hemispheres north and south. These are known as Northeast trade winds in the … Read more

DMPQ-Discuss the challanges faced by India’s Sanitation Sector.

Sustainable sanitation, alongside clean water and handwashing facilities are necessary to help protect and maintain our health security and stop the spread of deadly infectious diseases such as COVID-19, cholera, and typhoid. Wastewater and sludge from toilets contain valuable water, nutrients, and energy. Sustainable sanitation systems make productive use of waste to safely boost agriculture … Read more

DMPQ-Write a short note on the significance of Atmnirbhar abhiyan.

Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan or Self-reliant India campaign is the vision of new India. In the year 2020, Prime Minister raised a clarion call to the nation giving a kick start to the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan (Self-reliant India campaign) and announced the Special economic and comprehensive package of INR 20 lakh crores – equivalent to 10% … Read more

DMPQ-what is Draft India Data Accessibility and Use Policy 2022? Explain it’s significance in the wake of increasing use of data in the global economy.

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY)’s draft India Data Accessibility and Use Policy 2022 is a continuation of earlier efforts to encourage better utilisation of large-scale data collected by the government machinery. The Draft Policy aims at providing a robust scaffolding for harnessing public sector data for informed decision-making, citizen-centric delivery of public … Read more

DMPQ-Write an short note on the challenge of Road safety in India. Mention the efforts Indian government’s taking to curb the road accidents.

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways had participated in a conference in Sweden in 2020 the ‘Third High Level Global Conference on Road Safety for Achieving Global Goals 2030’ where it was conceptualised to have zero road fatalities in India by 2030. In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly, after considering the alarming situation … Read more

DMPQ-Write an essay on Secondary or seasonal Winds.

. These winds change their directions with the seasonal changes or periodically. Monsoon Winds A monsoon wind is a seasonal wind found especially in Asia that reverses direction between summer and winter and often brings heavy rains. The Asiatic monsoon is the result of the interaction of both the planetary wind system and regional factors, … Read more

DMPQ-Discuss the historical significance of fall of Berlin wall.

The Berlin Wall was a barrier that existed from 1961 through 1989, constructed by the German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany). Fall of the Berlin Wall (1989) is a major event in European History. The policies of restructuring and openness initiated by Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev paved way for the destruction of the symbolic physical … Read more

DMPQ-What is Indus water treaty ? Throw light on some of the objections regarding it from both parties.

The Indus River basin has six rivers- Indus, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas and Sutlej; originating from Tibet and flowing through the Himalayan ranges to enter Pakistan, ending in the south of Karachi. In 1947, the line of partition, aside from delineating geographical boundaries for India and Pakistan, also cut the Indus River system into two. … Read more

DMPQ-State the favourable conditions required for Cotton Cultivation. Mention the major cotton cultivating Indian States.

India lost a large proportion of cotton growing area to Pakistan during partition. However, its acreage has increased considerably during the last 50 years. Cotton is a tropical or sub-tropical crop grown in semi-arid areas of the country (mainly in the Deccan Plateau).  Hard-frost is injurious to cotton cultivation and it requires at least 210 … Read more

DMPQ-Availability of Nutritional Food in India’s School System is important for the Learning Ability of children.” Discuss.

With COVID-19 cases reducing in the country, schools are opening again.  The society must focus on the nutrition of children to ensure that they get ready to take on new challenges after emerging from the confines of their homes. India faces multiple problems of under-nutrition and overweight/obesity coexisting with deficiencies of micronutrients such as iron, … Read more

DMPQ-Recently India and United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed a Free trade agreement . Discuss the economic and diplomatic implications of the Agreement.

India has embarked on a new journey a new free trade agreement (FTA) journey to be precise with renewed zeal and vigour. INDIA and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which is set to reduce tariffs for 80 per cent of goods and give zero duty access to 90 per … Read more

DMPQ-Discuss the factors contributed to the decline of ‘Total Fertility rate’ (TFR) in India According to recent National Family health survey.

. Total Fertility rate (TFR) is an important factor in population growth. Read here to know about the declining fertility rate in India. The Total fertility rate (TFR) has declined from 2.2 (reported in 2015-16) to 2.0 at the all- India level, according to the latest NFHS- 5 (phase 2) released by Union Health Ministry. … Read more

DMPQ-“Corona Virus Pandemic has created the need for effective disease Surveillance System.” Discuss.

A major cholera outbreak in Delhi in 1988 and the Surat plague outbreak of 1994, nudged the Government of India to launch the National Surveillance Programme for Communicable Diseases in 1997. However, this initiative remained rudimentary till, in wake of the SARS outbreak, in 2004, India launched the Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (IDSP). The focus … Read more

DMPQ-Development is major tool to fight against extremism. Discuss how Underdevelopment leads to the rise of extremism.

It has been the policy of governments around the world today to emphasize inclusive development, but there are always groups in every state who feel alienated because they feel left out of the developmental efforts. These perceptions combined with inefficient and corrupt governance create the condition for extremism and militancy to grow. The absence of … Read more

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